Southern Wheatbelt Bridges To Be Upgraded

Southern Wheatbelt Bridges To Be Upgraded

Western Australia Minister for Transport Simon O’Brien

Timber Bridges in the Southern Wheatbelt to be Upgraded

Victor P Taffa

The State Government has awarded a $1.24 Million Contract to Refurbish Four Timber Bridges in Western Australia’s Southern Wheatbelt Region.

Transport Minister Simon O’Brien said Densford Civil Pty Ltd would carry out the works, which included Structural Strengthening Works, Upgrading Guardrails and Concrete Overlaying.

“The Refurbishment Works are Important to Enhance Safety While Prolonging the Lifespan of the Bridges and Reduce Ongoing Maintenance Costs.” Mr. O’Brien said.



The Bridges Span:

  • Bannister River on Albany Highway in the Shire of Boddington;
  • James Crossing over the Collie River East on Collie Lake King Road in the Shire of West Arthur;
  • Williams River on Clayton Road in the Shire of Williams;
  • Three Mile Gully on Darkan and Moodiarrup Roads in the Shire of West Arthur.

 “The Refurbishment Work is a Joint State and Local Government Funding Initiative.” the Minister said.

 Densford Civil Pty Ltd has an existing presence in the southern Wheatbelt and has committed to using local goods and services to carry out the works.

The works are expected to commence in mid-January 2011 and be completed by mid-2011.